My quilts are colorful, graphic, vibrant, and joyful!
Saturday, February 22, 2014
A Quilt Show in Tiny Ajo Arizona
Ajo is the quintessential southwestern mining town, with
occasional strikes and shutdowns. The 1983 strike that began in
July that year crippled the community with acrimony on both sides.
Though the mine struggled on with non-union labor, copper prices
plummeted and so did Ajo. Mining stopped in 1985. Many retired people bought houses and started a new era in Ajo‘s
history. The acquisition of the old Curley School and the
plaza by the International Sonoran Desert Alliance has both preserved
and altered the flavor of the community, which is home to many churches,
fraternal groups, and social and cultural organizations with long and
rich histories of their own.
I visited the Ajo Piecemakers' Quilt Show "Quilting in the Sonoran Desert" at the Curley School Auditorium. There were new quilts, a quilt raffle, a Bed-turning presentation of antique and unique quilts, quilting demos, vendors.
My quilts are colorful, graphic, vibrant and joyful!! I use color and texture to explore the glories of nature. Realism or abstraction, are used as best fits a theme or concept. I enjoy the challenge and excitement of translating my vision into quilts through a rich variety of fabrics, gilding and embellishment.
I find such joy in being able to express myself through quilting, that I'm not comfortable without a needle in my hand. Quilting is my life's work and a wonderful one at that.
The best quilt is always the next one.